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Unwind from a full day of fun with an outdoor movie at the South Lake Union Block Party – and you get to choose the flick! Now through July 23, you can vote for the movie you’d like to see played at the SLU Block Party. Make your choice from the ballot in the Seattle Times webpage. The winning movie will be revealed on July 24 at http://www.slublockparty.com.
A banner year at the box office driven by films including “Fast & Furious,” “Star Trek” and “Hannah Montana” is turning out to be a powerful recession vaccine for the nation’s biggest movie-theater chains. Only a few months ago, investors feared that consumers’ reluctance to spend money would keep them at home, depressing business at 5,800 local U.S. theaters. Like a twist ending to a Hollywood thriller, attendance this year has jumped 14 percent, according to tracking company Hollywood.com Box Office. Theater operators may have the weak economy and penny-pinching consumers to thank.
Google Inc.’s YouTube said Thursday it is vastly expanding its library of full-length movies and TV shows it offers online, while also launching a new advertising service and adding about a dozen new content partners.The offering, which went live late Thursday, marks a further departure from the fuzzy homemade clips that made the Web site popular and is the latest move in YouTube’s attempt to boost sales and profits.
Seattle Composer Nan Avant has received a silver medal award at the Park City Music Festival in January for her score in Alistair MacLean, a 14.8 minute film. So far the film has screened at the Philadelphia Independent, NYC First Sunday’s Comedy, Miami Jewish and World Eye Jewish (Israel) festivals as well as a “work-in-progress” cut at the NWFF Local Sightings.
Time Warner is betting that a strategy that keeps out-of-print books from disappearing may also work for movies. Print-on-demand technology makes it feasible to produce a single copy of an otherwise out-of-print book. Time Warner’s Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is adopting a similar approach to movies not currently available on DVD, with the release of the Warner Archive Collection. The collection made its debut Mar. 23 with 150 of the thousands of decades-old titles that have not previously been available on DVD. The new collection may be the last best hope for getting copies of hard-to-find movies.